|WHAT MOCK TRIAL JUDGES DO
Presiding mock trial judges actually
rule on objections, and conduct
the trials, just as real judges
do. Scoring mock trial
judges score the students'
performances and give them
evaluative commentary. We strive
to provide one presiding judge,
and two scoring judges, per
Upon registration, you are sent links to a downloadable PowerPoint judging
manual, along with driving
and the case packet. You may also click DIRECTIONS (UNLV Boyd Law is located at 4505 South Maryland Pkwy, in Las Vegas) or MANUAL. The case packet is
only available upon registration.
|THE CASE AT ISSUE
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Prosecution or Defense side in the civil case of Allen v. Neptune Underwater Expeditions. Here is a brief summary of the case:
Lee Allen and Andy Allen signed up with Neptune Underwater Expeditions to dive the Hepburn shipwreck. On July 7, 2011, Lee died during the dive. Andy, acting individually and on behalf of spouse Lee, is suing Neptune for Lee’s wrongful death.
Neptune is the only company in the world that leads scuba diving expeditions to The Hepburn wreck. Neptune encourages divers to "Be part of the mystery . . . and the history!"
*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.
During the Rebel - Trojan, colleges and universities from
around the nation compete against
each other by presenting either
the Prosecution/Plaintff or
Defense side of a mock case.
Each side will present an Opening
Statement, Direct & Cross Examination
of 3 Plaintiff/Prosecution witnesses
and 3 Defense witnesses, and
Closing Arguments. Students must follow the rules of evidence
of the "State of Midlands" (an
imaginary state that very closely
follows the Federal Rules of
Evidence -- down to the letter & rule
are expected to be familiar
with trial procedures, courtroom
decorum, evidentiary objections
and proper examination techniques.
Student witnesses are expected
to testify in a realistic
manner and be familiar with
their sworn affidavits.
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